Articles by Vardarajan Raman

Varadarajan Raman is a resident of Bengaluru and concerned about the long term future of the city. He seeks to promote an explicit and publicly committed urban planning, which is sustainable and makes Bengaluru resilient towards Climate Change related extreme weather events together with future pandemic resilience.

Deputy chief minister, DK Shivakumar, has shown serious intent to tackle the city’s various issues. The Brand Bengaluru campaign and appointing committees to study and make recommendations are in the right direction. However, the unilateral announcement of the Tunnel Road Project, which bypasses institutional city planning mechanisms, needs to be examined and criticised. The project aims to ease traffic congestion at an estimated cost of Rs 50,000 crore, but how scientific and data-driven is the decision-making process behind it? The importance of due process If the Tunnel Road Project does not take into consideration the points mentioned below, then its…

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